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San Jose
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

At Christmas time, this is the place to stay at!...gorgeous decorations, great location to Union Sq, Pier, Wharf, Ghiradelli, Chinatown & Little Italy...all within walking distance. Views from tower rooms were amazing!

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Boulder, Colorado
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This historic property is beautiful. The decorations around Xmas are fun. The staff was very nice and helpful. The manager texted me upon check in to confirm that our stay was going well and suggested I text him if there were any issues. The food and drinks were pricey, but to be expected. Tip: Sign up for the free Fairmont... More 

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Carmel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit started out with Scott Bellamy remembering our names and personally welcoming us to the Fairmont! I also asked him for a couple of his favorite restaurants that he'd recommend and he suggested some of our new favorites. This is the first time we'd ordered room service and my wife and I found it shockingly excellent - you can't... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a fancy person and was here on work. It doesn't take much to make me happy. But the beds are horrible. A bed at the Hampton Inn is better. The mattress is rock solid. The sheets are over-starched stiff cardboard things you might find at a Motel 6. The comforter we had featured next to no feathers (I... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gorgeous hotel! Historic spot on Knob hill, you can walk to many attractions or hop on a trolley. Stay in one of the towers if possible, newer rooms. So much fun to go to happy hour at the Tiki Bar! Staff are great, the bellman are especially helpful. We will be back.

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. I'm pleased to hear you found the property so well-suited to your needs. Thanks again for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed in many world class hotels all over the world, and the Fairmont San Francisco is easily my favorite. The lobby at Christmas time is gorgeous, the breakfast buffet is scrumptious, the hotel bar has amazing complimentary snacks, the Tonga Room is the funnest restaurant hotel you'll ever eat at, and the service is beyond compare. And if... More 

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words about the hotel. I'm pleased to hear you found the hotel so beautiful, particularly all decked out with the holiday decor. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Lucas More 

ALLEN
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fairmont is one of the greatest icons of San Francisco and it truly lives up to the name. The beds, the service, the food, the location - you just cannot stay in a better place. The bed is prob the best bed you will ever sleep in. The service and the staff are the definition of customer service. The... More 

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your extremely kind words about the hotel. As you mentioned, our location atop Nob Hill makes us the perfect spot from which to explore the City. We pride ourselves on delivering engaging service, so it's great to hear of your interactions with the staff. Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Fresno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very knowledgeable staff regarding the city, safe and secure stay, close to all transportation to make sight seeing easy. Close to many of the attractions, within walking distance, close to the Orpheus, Curran and opera.

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. We're pleased to hear you had such a nice stay and hope to welcome you again in the near future. Sincerely, Lucas More 

Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great hotel with a great staff and a great buffet breakfast. The hotel is pricey, to be sure, but you get a pretty big bang for your buck. There's a Tahitian themed dining room (can't remember the name right now) which is greatly overrated: the food is only OK and very expensive. Would not go back there.

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. I'm pleased to hear you found the property so well-suited to your needs. Thanks again for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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159 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fairmont is a spectacular piece of San Francisco history. Rooms are elegant and modernly adorned. Location is on Nob Hill with excellent vistas of the Bay. The Christmas decorations are over the top, most notably the real & lifesized gingerbread house. Service is exceptional. Only caveat is that parking isnt cheap. Hotel parking was crazy expensive (If I recall... More 

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. I'm pleased to hear you were able to join us during the holidays and enjoy the festive decor. I'm pleased to hear you received great service and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas More 

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
World-renowned, Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century. Fairmont San Francisco hotel provides accommodations that are a testament to luxury with 592 individually furnished and decorated guest rooms. The 62 elegant suites offer impressive views of the City and Bay. The hotel combines classic ambience with modern amenities. For business travelers, Fairmont San Francisco hotel accommodations features include a spacious work desk, multi-line telephone with voice-mail and High Speed Internet Access. Each of the hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites have been elegantly updated including flat screen TVs, luxury linen ensembles and pillow top beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont San Francisco

Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range: $313 - $955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont San Francisco 5*
Number of rooms: 592
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Fairmont
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#6 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#22 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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“Sign up for the free Fairmont Presidents Club (loyalty program) and wifi is free. Otherwise they charge $14/day.”
 of 5 bubbles biotechguy0331, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“towers are best”
 of 5 bubbles Praia1, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Situated on a corner, you want to get a corner room for the best views of the city”
 of 5 bubbles johnrY4624SM, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in a tower room on the 11th floor. Our room had an expansive bay view, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Treasure Island.”
 of 5 bubbles FancyCoco, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all nice”
 of 5 bubbles sharmahonda, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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